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Compare 5/2 and 1/10

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1/10

5/2 is greater than 1/10

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    5/2 = 5 × 5/2 × 5 = 25/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    1/10 = 1 × 1/10 × 1 = 1/10
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 25/10 > 1/10 or 5/2 > 1/10

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